LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fred Jordan Missions is bringing Christmas to thousands of impoverished inner city children who will receive toys at Los Angeles’ largest Christmas Toy Party Saturday, December 16 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Some of the toys that will be distributed…
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today the Coalition for Competitive Insurance Rates (CCIR), the leading voice for continued and increased competition within the insurance industry, expressed disappointment in the House-Senate Conference Agreement for H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” that includes a harmful Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax (“BEAT”) that will unfairly slap US consumers and small businesses with higher insurance premiums – undoing potential tax relief they had hoped to get from this bill.
In response to the inclusion of this provision in H.R. 1, CCIR issued the following statement:
“The global insurance and reinsurance industry is concerned that Congress would include a provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will serve only to “Americanize” risk by decreasing capacity benefits to insurance markets globally, thus increasing US prices. This is truly a blow to consumers and business, particularly those in Florida, Texas, California, South Carolina, Louisiana and other disaster-prone states who rely on this capacity in times of catastrophe. The only winner under the double-taxation what will result from BEAT is a group of highly successful domestic insurance companies who stand to benefit greatly from the market distortion this provision will trigger. CCIR welcomes continued dialogue on this issue.”
The Coalition for Competitive Insurance Rates is made up of business organizations, consumer advocacy groups, insurers and their associations. For more information on CCIR, please visit: www.keepinsurancecompetitive.com.
SOURCE the Coalition for Competitive Insurance Rates
ARLINGTON, Texas, Dec.16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Although baseball season is officially over for the year, veterans and their families recently enjoyed a special tour of Globe Life Park with the Texas Rangers and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). Baseball fans followed a guided tour for a unique experience, seeing places only players usually get to see.
“The kids and I loved the behind-the-scenes ballpark tour,” said Navy veteran Paul Chabot. “We bought Texas Rangers gear and plan to attend games next year. I really appreciate Wounded Warrior Project family events — they help bring us closer together, while also connecting with other families sharing similar backgrounds.”
During this exciting tour, veterans and their family members learned about the history of the stadium and explored the entire ballpark, including the batting cages, dugout, former President George W. Bush’s personal box, and the news conference room.
WWP program gatherings offer settings that provide opportunities for injured veterans to form bonds with one another and their communities. In a WWP survey (https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/survey) of the injured warriors it serves, more than half of survey respondents (51.6 percent) expressed they talk with fellow veterans to address their mental health issues.
WWP also serves warriors by focusing on mental and physical health and wellness, financial wellness, independence, government relations, and community relations and partnerships. Generous donors make it possible for wounded warriors to take part in connection activities and benefit from program resources at no cost to them.
“We met lots of great warriors sharing their excitement for the tour,” Paul said, “and my family and I will continue to attend similar events.”
To learn and see more about how WWP’s programs and services connect, serve, and empower wounded warriors, visit http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org, and click on multimedia.
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Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) connects, serves, and empowers wounded warriors. Read more at http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/about-us.
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